EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

FALLING SHORT OF SOCIETY'S PHYSICAL STANDARDS



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Emotional wounds will steer a character's behavior, corrupt his worldview, and cause negative traits to form. To understand exactly how this occurs, please read our tutorial for the Wound Thesaurus.

NOTE: We realize that sometimes a wound we profile may have personal meaning, stirring up the past for some of our readers. It is not our intent to create emotional turmoil. Please know that we research each wounding topic carefully to treat it with the utmost respect.
EXAMPLES:
Being much shorter or taller than the perceived norm
Having skin that is marred by acne, rashes, psoriasis, pigmentation variances, or the like
Being perceived as too thin or overweight
Being hairier than most people
Being perceived as having disproportionate features (a short neck, too-long arms, etc.)
Having an unattractive feature like an oddly shaped nose, buck teeth, or cauliflower ears
Having a deformity (one leg being shorter than the other, a club foot, scoliosis of the spine, etc.)
Missing a limb
Being scarred or physically disfigured in some way

WOUND CATEGORY:
Disabilities and Disfigurements

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:

love and belonging, esteem and recognition


LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
Other people will look at them and only see what’s different
They'll never be accepted or have what others have
They're not worthy of hanging with the pretty people
No one will ever want to be with someone like them
If someone expresses interest, it's surely a set-up
People befriend them out of pity

THE CHARACTER MAY FEAR:
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POSSIBLE RESPONSES AND RESULTS:
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POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES THAT MAY RESULT:
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NEGATIVE TRAITS THAT MAY RESULT:
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TRIGGERS THAT MIGHT AGGRAVATE THIS WOUND:
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STEPS TOWARD HEALING:
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OPPORTUNITIES TO FACE OR OVERCOME THIS WOUND:
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